Episode 56

Inside Tri Show: Endurance athletes and the heart

This episode is a must-listen for endurance athletes and coaches who want to know more about cardiac health and the heart. Is hard exercise really bad for you? Is there such thing as athlete's heart?

You'll hear first hand from age group athletes and one of Europe's leading cardiologists who's a huge advocate that we should all be exercising.

You'll hear:

03:30 Age group athlete Paul Clucas talks about his experience of being diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia

22:00 Interview with Dr Michael Papadakis who talks about what athletes heart is, why male endurance athletes are more susceptible to cardiac issues, why screening and prevention is key and why exercise is really important for everyone.

41:08 Age group Athlete Greg Hilton talks about the cardiac issues he has faced since taking up triathlon in his early 50s.

Find out more about this week's guests

Dr Michael Papadakis Twitter

Useful links:

Dr Michael Papadakis's work at St George's University in London

My Heart which offers support for young people diagnosed with life threatening heart conditions

CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young charity

Listen to the Inside Tri Show episode with Marc Austin

Read about James Taylor - England cricketer.

Lee Mears retired from rugby due to a life threatening heart condition

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Inside Tri Show
Triathlon podcast from Helen Murray with awesome interviews

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Helen Murray

Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond